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Can any Android Wear OS watch with GPS run Standalone or only Samsung?

Can any Android Wear OS watch with GPS run Standalone or do only Samsung (Tizen) and Apple watches work standalone? Sorry, I cannot determine that from your website. Is the general Android compatibility page referring to watches that can sync to the phone and use the Phone's GPS, or can the Android Wear OS watches with GPS listed run standalone with the phone in the bag?


I'm trying to select the best value Smartwatch. My phone is Android (Pixel 2 xl). I don't want to drop $200+ for a smartwatch just to use it for golf. I'd carry my phone instead. Would prefer the convenience of using the Watch GPS though.


Thanks, Al



Thanks for asking! As long as you have a newer smartwatch running Tizen 4 or later, you can use Golf Pad Premium in standalone mode. In this mode you can leave the phone behind after starting a golf round.  The regular smartwatch features will work on watches not running Tizen. Let us know if you have other questions. - Cindy

Thanks Cindy. So Wear OS 2.0 doesn't work standalone?  Only Tizen 4 or greater phones?  That would limit standalone use to only Samsung Phones with Tizen 4 or greater then, right? Thanks for your help! -Al

That's correct. At this time Wear OS 2.0 doesn't work in standalone mode. - Cindy

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